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this week as did the number one police officer in london, the chief of scotland yard. that is just one of the ways the whole rupert murdoch scandal is getting awkward for politics and its most high-profile politicians, same goes for david cameron, also the leader of the conservative party, and the man he picked to be his communications director was arrested earlier this month. today the conservative party admitted ties to another person arrested in the scandal, advised on political matters in the run-up to the general election by a man named neil wallis. wallis was also arrested last week. in terms of the scale of the criminal behavior at hand and how much the company brass knew about it, the lithe of people we know to have been paid off to keep the story from getting any bigger now includes 700,000 pounds paid to a soccer union boss. one of the conditions of the settlement -- of the payment was confidenciality. also sienna miller got 100,000 pounds and andy gray was paid 20,000 pounds after the people's phones were hacked into, which is illegal. is it plausible that the brass at ruper
foreign officials, that being detectives at scotland yard, it's a violation of that act. we most frequently see that act being prosecuted with companies opening up plants or supply lines in third world countries and the brother of a prince or son-in-law of a queen gets a contract, basically a bribe, something that's prosecuted here mostly with large corporations doing things like that, but the facts do fit for news corp., if they bribed people at scotland yard to prosecute them in the u.s. >> how serious is the violation of a foreign practices act, something the sort of thing that could have more problems for a company? >> could have more problems, people could go to jail depending on how high you can show there was authorization to violate the act, but the corporation could be put into a monitorship for a period of time as we've seen with wall street companies over the years. they could actually make the company -- have the company lose its charter if they wanted to, but i'd like to move away from the criminal for a second, our federal communications, our fcc has also incredible
december this does to david cameron and the british government, to have both the head of scotland yard, the number two at scotland yard, and the director for cameron himself all either resigned or arrested at this point? it seems like the political fallout in britain is still really continuing. >> i think it's all of the pieces that makes the story so darn interesting, tough to look away. the "wall street journal" today suggesting that people like you, people like me, are far too interested in and we are engaging by taking joy in the pain and misery of mr. murdoch and the people that work there. at the same time, if you looked at the front page of the "wall street journal," splash, big story, three more stories inside. you have an editorial saying you're ganging up on us. well, hey, your own paper, the biggest, most important business paper in the world, saw fit to publish four big hard-hitting stories about it. >> right after the chain saw line, which i thought was a great line, while being insulted by it i admired the insulter. in the same paragraph, you get, they want -- they, you a
in scotland yard. one day after number one man went belly up. and easy to follow flow chart tonight of the tangled relationships between and among murdoch's people and the police and will ask, is it happening here in america as well? >> i think it's all of the pieces that makes the story so darn interesting, tough to look away. wall street journal today suggesting people like you, people like me were far too interested in this and we're engaging by taking joy in the pain and misery of mr. murdoch and the people that work there. at the same time, if you looked at the front page of the wall street journal, splash, big story, three more stories inside. you have an editorial you're ganging up on us, but your own paper, biggest, most important business paper in the world sought it fit to publish four hard-hitting stories about it. >> right after the chain saw line, while being insulted by it i admired the insulter. they want -- they, they want their read toers believe based on no evidence that the to be loid excesses of one publications tarnished thousands of news corp. journalists acros
of july 8, 1998, an oil and gas platform off the coast of scotland was a scene of a dramatic disaster. suddenly burst into flames because of a massive gas leak on board. as the alfa exploded and burned in the ocean, hundreds of crew members on the rig were thrust into a fight for their lives. for hours giant fire balls engulfed the rig, feeding the flames. then on july 8, 1988, this day, the massive loss of life resulting from the disaster started to become evident. >> rescue workers in the north sea say they have given up any hope of finding anymore of the 149 men still missing in the oil rig fire there. 17 men are confirmed dead. >> one survivor called it a big bang, turned the huge platform into an inferno. the platform split in two, most workers were in sleep, trapped in their bedrooms. >> after the piper alpha exploded, rescue vessels arrived on scene to put out the flames. even though the rescue vessels were experiencing difficulties. then there was the main firefighting vessel, the one you see here, it was crippled by its own bad design. its rescue bridge and firefighting syste
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